Category Archives: Dept. of Education

Former CIO Strangfield To Sue Oregon Department Of Education

The former chief information officer at Oregon’s education department filed notice this week that she intends to sue over her departure. Former CIO Susie Strangfield resigned last May after being suspended for months while state officials investigated her. Source: Former CIO Strangfield To Sue Oregon Department Of Education

Day care providers jailed on charges tied to baby’s death

Three caregivers indicted on felony charges last month after a baby died at their unlicensed Hood River day care are all now in jail. Rochelle Jones, 51, and her wife, Debra Jones, 61, were booked into the regional jail Sunday. Debra Jones’ sister Donna Pilcher, 63, has been in the jail for a week. Source: Day […]
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Federal grant to boost C.O. computer science classes

Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane counties’ CTE programs. The Oregon Department of Education announced Friday that the state has received a federal grant to expand and improve the transition of high school Career Technical Education students to postsecondary education and employment through apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, including Computer Science. Source: Federal grant to boost C.O. […]
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Study says Oregon teachers underpaid and undervalued

Whether Oregon’s public school teachers are properly valued is the crux of a recent study that aims to compare teacher wages to similarly educated and experienced private sector workers.The study, published last month by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, says school teachers in Oregon are paid 22 percent less in weekly wages than private […]
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Baby died at illegal day care tolerated by state; workers criminally charged

An infant boy remembered for his bright blue eyes died at a Hood River day care that state regulators allowed to operate illegally for months. A child care regulator, a day care operator with whom she was friends and two other women were quietly indicted last month on criminal charges arising from the May 15 […]
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Knute Buehler calls for Kate Brown to fire schools chief over mediocre test results

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Knute Buehler on Friday called for Gov. Kate Brown to fire her state schools chief Colt Gill, after recent news that Oregon’s test scores remain mediocre. Buehler, a surgeon and lawmaker from Bend, said the test scores released last week showed “essentially no progress” over the last four years. Source: Knute […]
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Buehler Wants Gov. Brown To Fire Education Leader — But Which One?

The Republican candidate for Oregon governor, Rep. Knute Buehler, called Friday for a shake-up in leadership at the state’s troubled public school system. But in accusing Gov. Kate Brown of failing to adequately lead Oregon’s public schools, Buehler suggested a misunderstanding of who does what job at the top of the state’s education bureaucracy. Source: […]
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‘We are losing our history’

Lake Oswego ninth-grader Claire Sarnowski, Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener and state Sen. Rob Wagner ask lawmakers to mandate Holocaust education in Oregon. Lakeridge High ninth-grader Claire Sarnowski and Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener joined state Sen. Rob Wagner in Salem on Tuesday to testify in front of the Senate Committee on Education about the importance of […]
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Holocaust survivor, senator propose bill requiring genocide teaching

A Holocaust survivor and an Oregon student are calling on state lawmakers to require Oregon schools teach about the Holocaust, something not currently mandated. If passed in next year’s legislative session, the Genocide Curriculum bill would require all Oregon high schools — public and private — to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides in world history. It would be part […]
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As Oregon works to solve its math problem, one school district blazes a path

A lot of kids in McMinnville really like math. After spending time multiplying decimals, Duniway Middle School sixth-grader Evangeline Chavez rates the subject a nine out of 10, noting “you are going to need it in your life.” Source: As Oregon works to solve its math problem, one school district blazes a path |